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Be Soft: Lessons from India

Today in my Bhagavad Gita lesson, the teacher was explaining a certain chapter and he told a story from Confucius that truly resonated with me. It is said that when Confucius was laying on his death bed, surrounded by his disciples, they requested one final lesson from him. Apparently, he simply opened his mouth very wide — […]

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Bodhi Surf yoga session

Namaste to Everyone!

I’ve never really been that into the concept of tattoos, but for the first time in my life, I am actually considering getting one. I want to tattoo the Sanskrit word Namaste. What does Namaste mean? Namaste is my favorite word: Namaha means “to bow” and te means “to you”. So it basically means “I […]

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Yoga for the Community Program

Even before opening the doors to the Bodhi Shambala Yoga Center in July of 2013, Pilar Salazar knew that she wanted to offer an option to her fellow community members in Bahia Ballena who were interested in learning more about the practice yoga but who perhaps didn’t have the disposable income to do so or […]

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A meditative moment before yoga practice

Why Do I Practice Yoga? Why Do I Teach?

Yoga came into my life for the first time in 1999, when I joined a class at a friend’s house. A few months later, I began attending the classes being offered at my gym, and although now I don’t consider gyms to be the best place to learn yoga (as I will explain more below), […]

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Brahmamuhurta Madness!

The alarm goes off.  My first thought is “oh nooo, I can’t believe it’s time to get up again!” My second thought is “should I snooze it?” It’s dark, the bed feels so deeply comfortable and warm; I can feel the law of attraction holding me to the sheets. I think, “why should I get up?” The […]

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Manifesto Of A 36-Year-Old

I just turned 36 years old. It’s surreal, all your life you know you are eventually going to age, but when you hit 35, you really start to feel that you have crossed some unseen barrier. Those of you who are over “the line” might be able to relate to this: you know, the moment […]

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